Adobe, Apple, Intel, and Adobe have come to a new agreement with plaintiffs to settle a class-action lawsuit over employee mobility and compensation. The action follows a previous attempt to settle the case that failed last year.
The companies announced the news today in a filing to the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, Reuters reported.
“The parties have reached a new settlement agreement that is subject to district court approval,” Mayer Brown partner Donald Falk, who is representing Google in the case, wrote in the new filing. “The plaintiffs imminently are expected to file a motion for preliminary approval with the district court. After that filing, petitioners will make a submission to this Court regarding the mandamus proceeding.”
Judge Lucy Koh is handling the case. Koh turned down a $324.5 million settlement for the case last year. Koh determined that the settlement would have to be at least $380 million.
Today’s filing does not include a proposed settlement amount.
The case follows a U.S. Department of Justice investigation into practices that it perceived as anti-competitive and detrimental to employees who seek better job opportunities, according to an earlier court filing. For instance, companies agreed to not cold-call other companies’ employees, according to the filing.
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